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(BMW) Toyota Supra 17 12.23%
BMW M4 38 27.34%
Chevrolet C8 84 60.43%
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      10-08-2020, 01:26 PM   #89
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I think that those pointing out the difficulty of switching from BMW to Chevy are saying it in terms of overall build quality and experience, not handling or technical specifications.

I've seen a few in person and I'd have to say that they're 58k for a reason. Not to mention, 80k once you add Z51 and some options that you may as well have when buying a mid-engined pesudo-supercar.
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      10-08-2020, 01:43 PM   #90
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I don't find any of these options terribly appealing. I like the styling of the supra, but I don't like that it's auto-only and that it's a BMW underneath. The forthcoming M4 is just not a good looking car. I don't know if I could own one---I will have to see one in person, but I'm not hopeful. Then I come to the C8. I've seen about 4 of these at different Cars and Coffee events near me. I can't get into the styling or the auto-only. If I needed a modern corvette in my life, I'd go C7 all day long. Not even a second thought.

If I was limited to this list and had to purchase something in the next 6-8 months? I'd probably go with a poverty spec M4 with manual and whatever optional performance stuff is available. Though I'd be ok with a nearly base car. My e92 has very few options. My old mustang GT had very few options. My mkV GTI that I got back in the day was referred to as a "package 0" car. I don't like a lot of stuff in my performance cars.

If I could get whatever I wanted for say, $80k or less, though? Everything that would come to mind for at least initial consideration (new or used) would be: cayman or 911, C7 grand sport, upcoming Z, Alfa 4C (despite being an "auto"!), nicest Viper I could get into for $80K. I'd do my best to getting some time behind the wheel of all of these and end up with whichever felt the best to me.
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      10-09-2020, 08:21 AM   #91
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The M4 is a weird car, even the last gen. It's such a muscle car now, it's basically a Mustang with PP1. So you get a Mustang or pay 25 to 30K more for a better interior, each to his own, but it's a muscle car not a light weight sports variant the way the first few M3s were.

By the time you spend big on a Supra, it; 991.1 C2S price territory ...seriously.

Corvette is massive and looks like a bashed crab.

People wonder why Porsche price like they do, it's because everything else has so many compromises.
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      10-11-2020, 01:55 PM   #92
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Viper or C7 GS if you want a little bit bigger car.

Alfa 4C or really nice Exige for smaller car.
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Saw three C8s in last week's drive from PHX to FL. C8 all the way.
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